Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Adventures in Frugality

Yesterday, Kaya had gymnastics in the afternoon, thanks to Grandma for helping with the tuition for this session. On the way out of the driveway, I stopped to grab the mail and instead of a big, fat wad of bills I found a big, fat wad of coupons! Perfect timing as we were hoping to stop at the grocery store to pick up a few staples. Earlier last week, in an effort to stretch our food budget for the month, I went to over three dozen different websites and left comments and our address.

So far, we have received envelopes with coupons from the following companies: Amy's kitchen (lots of great coupons and FREE items), Lundberg, Odwalla ($1 off and a FREE item), Ecover, Method Home cleaners, Earth Friendly Products, Stonyfield, Quorn, Robert's American, Clif and Luna bars (FREE coupons) and Tofurkey. I also printed off a few coupons I found online for Tribe Hummus, 8th Continent soymilk, and Honey Bunches of O's cereal (which is for Jay's late night sweet tooth attack).

At the store, our original total was to be $55.00 and I had over $22.00 in coupon savings , so I got everything for $30 and some change. I didn't even use all of the free coupons I had because I was unsure if the store would redeem them and didn't want a big hassle at the check out. Now that I know they *do* redeem freebies, I will score big next time we go to the store as well.

4 comments:

Val said...

That is so awesome! I am all over that this month. :) Thanks!!! (not to mention congratulations!)

Val

Mandakini/Margaret said...

Thanks so much for the awesome tip!! I am eagerly awaiting my coupons now.

Your blog is lovely and i have bookmarked it. Thank you for sharing.

Margaret
www.mandakini97.blogspot.com

christinemm said...

Hello!
Have you ventured into the world of making your own household and laundry cleansers from natural ingredients? Our laundry detergent costs $2 per month for a family of 4.

So not only is it cheap to clean with water, baking soda, vinegar and some other things, but it is good for the Earth and our bodies too.

I blogged about my adventures with it here.

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2007/08/i-love-using-natural-home-cleansers.html

BTW my brother used to live up in your region. It is so LOVELY up there.

Katie said...

This is so inspiring!! Thank you for posting about this....I am in the middle of contacting the companies you mention...LOVE your blog :)

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